All About Employee Rights in Canada

Learn which employee protection regulations you should know when hiring in Canada and how Justworks EOR can help.

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How an EOR Can Help with Compliance

Figuring out compliance in the U.S. can be complicated enough. Add the additional responsibility of federal and provincial labor laws in Canada and that’s a recipe for added stress. 

That’s where Justworks EOR comes in to help you keep your business compliant by giving you the guidance you need to stay on top of Canadian federal and provincial labor laws. 

With Justworks EOR, you can save the time and effort you might otherwise spend on establishing a local entity.

What HR Leaders Need to Know About Compliance in Canada

For companies that want to hire in Canada, you’ll need a strong HR department that understands the province's nuances regarding labor and employment regulations or a partner like Justworks EOR who can do some of that legwork for you. 

Employment contracts

Written employment contracts are not mandated in Canada; however, they are strongly encouraged to protect both the employer and employee. The employment contract should define the working relationship, highlight the province's specific regulations, and spell out compensation, benefits, termination, and severance. 

Pay slips

Employers must give employees pay slips to provide proof of earnings and deductions and can be fined if they don’t. Pay slips help employers provide transparency between their employees and offer a clearer picture of an employee’s total net pay. The pay slip should specify the hours worked, pay, and any overtime hours.

Labor Laws in Canada

As you think about hiring in Canada, these are the top labor laws to be aware of. Justworks EOR can offer guidance to help you understand any additional relevant provincial and federal laws.

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